Sports Briefs: New GSCC tennis staff announced; upcoming running and golf events
Zalinski, Kelley join GSCC tennis staff
The Glenwood Springs Community Center has added two new members to its tennis coaching staff for adult and junior programs this summer, Jon Zalinski and Jonah Kelley.
Zalinski is a Certified USPTA Tennis Professional and the current head coach at Glenwood Springs High School. He joins long-time Tennis Director, Sue Geist, and will provide a fresh approach to group instruction.
Zalinski is co-owner of the Treadz and Toad & Co. retail stores. His sporting background includes tennis, football and rugby. He played rugby with the Gentlemen of Aspen and was instrumental in directing the Glenwood rugby club to join the Rugby Union.
Joining Geist with the junior program is long-time local Jonah Kelley. Playing for the Aspen High School varsity tennis team, Kelley is a two-time state qualifier. Now playing Club Tennis at the University of Denver ,Kelley is seeking to become a USPTA Professional.
Programs are set for all interested players ages 5 and up beginning June 7. Two four-week sessions are scheduled.
Adult classes are offered throughout the week for different ability levels.
For details, contact either Geist at (970) 948-7084 or Zalinski at (970) 379-7060. Sign-ups for all classes are available online at the Community Center website.
Basalt Half Marathon slated
The 44th Basalt Half Marathon and relay is scheduled to take place Sunday, June 6.
The race takes place on the Fryingpan River Road from the base of Ruedi Reservoir descending to the town of Basalt. Online registration is available at basalthalfmarathon.com.
All proceeds go to benefit the Basalt High School cross country running team.
YouthZone charity golf tournament
YouthZone presents its charity scramble-format golf tournament, starting at 1:30 p.m. June 4 at Lakota Links Golf Course in New Castle.
The event includes prizes for men’s and ladies longest drive and closest to the pin, plus a hole-in-one contest for the chance to win a 2021 Honda.
Proceeds are to benefit YouthZone’s prevention, intervention, restorative justice, counseling and parenting programs.
Register at youthzone.com/golf-tournament/.
Golf tourney for Carbondale Arts
Carbondale Arts presents its fundraiser Golden Putter Golf Tournament for the Arts on Saturday, June 19, at River Valley Ranch.
The tournament runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features an 18-hole, scramble format. There will also be arts-themed holes.
Proceeds are to benefit the Rosybelle mobile maker bus and arts education programs. Register at carbondalearts.com.
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